Rally Estonia 2021 1 INTRODUCTION Following a disrupted couple of seasons due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, we look forward to a bright new dawn for the FIA World Rally Championship in 2022 as we head full-speed ahead into the series’ hybrid future. Despite the ongoing challenges, 2021 delivered another blockbuster campaign, with a title fight that went right to the wire once again. Allied to numerous other highlights and spectacular moments along the way, we brought down the curtain on the tremendously successful World Rally Car era in fitting fashion. Now, however, all of our sights are focused firmly on what is to come. The 2022 season – the 50th in the WRC’s illustrious history – ushers in some of the biggest and most far-reaching changes ever seen in the sport as the championship enters a greener and more sustainable age. It promises to be a momentous and thrilling campaign as we welcome the pioneering new hybrid-powered Rally1 cars, marrying a 100kW electric motor to the existing combustion engine that has proven to be such a competitive proposition in recent years. We applaud all of our manufacturers’ tireless efforts in readying these amazing and innovative cars for action – a commitment that underscores everybody’s fervent desire 4
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 INTRODUCTION 5 to create an environment in which top-tier motorsport and the planet can mutually flourish. It is a milestone achievement ahead of a milestone season. On the calendar side, we are delighted to welcome back two classic WRC encounters with Rally New Zealand and Rally Japan – both of which have been absent for more than a decade – as we continue to strive for an equal spread of events between Europe and long-haul destinations. Two similarly iconic contests that celebrated a popular return to the schedule in 2021 – Kenya’s legendary Safari Rally and the Acropolis Rally in Greece – are eagerly anticipated once more, while Rally Sweden moves to a new home in Umeå, as Croatia and Ypres prepare to build upon their successful debuts last year. All told, all the ingredients are in place for an absolutely vintage WRC campaign!
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 PUSHING FORWARD PUSHING FORWARD For the past nine years, the WRC has enjoyed a sustained, continued growth trend across all platforms. The development of TV production technology paired with continuously innovative footage shot from helicopters, drones and onboard systems was especially mind-blowing in 2021, significantly increasing the connection between audience and drivers and delivering even more powerful emotions, breathtaking rally action and amazing entertainment. TV BROADCAST TIME TV AUDIENCE ON-SITE SPECTATORS AVERAGE PER SEASON 2020 8,520:19 HRS 2020 545 MILLION 2013 3.3 MILLION 2021 10,564:57 HRS 2021 781 MILLION 2019 4+ MILLION 6 +24% +43% +25%
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 PUSHING FORWARD 7 SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY ONLINE VIDEO VIEWS ONLINE IMPRESSIONS 2020 5.3 MILLION 2020 223 MILLION 2013 499 MILLION 2021 6.1 MILLION 2021 276 MILLION 2021 1.2+ BILLION +15% +23% +140%
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WRC FACTBOOK 2022 KEY FACTS 9 2021 KEY FACTS WRC EVENTS 12 BROADCAST HOURS 10,564:57 HOURS TV MARKETS 150+ TV MARKETS ONLINE IMPRESSIONS 1.2+ BILLION TV & WEB-TV AUDIENCE 807 MILLION* *TV AUDIENCE 781 MILLION *WEB-TV AUDIENCE 26 MILLION WRC SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS 6.1 MILLION DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES COMPETING 36
Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia Arctic Rally Finland 2021 WRC FACTBOOK 2022 11 HIGHLIGHTS DRIVERS' & CO-DRIVERS' CHAMPIONSHIP OGIER’S EIGHTH The battle for drivers glory in the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship ultimately boiled down to an internecine duel between Toyota Gazoo Racing team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans, with the pair reprising their showdown from the previous season in the Monza finale. Whereas in 2020, Evans had held the upper hand arriving in Italy only to crash out in icy conditions – opening the door for Ogier to clinch his seventh crown – 12 months on, the Frenchman was in control from the start. A fifth victory of the campaign – adding to his triumphs in Monte-Carlo, Croatia, Sardinia and Kenya – duly earned Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia an eighth title apiece in the final event of the latter’s WRC career. Between the Safari Rally in June and Monza almost five months later, Ogier only actually reached the rostrum once in five events – with a third-place finish in Greece – but his commendable consistency would prove too much for competitors. For the second year in succession, Evans had to settle for the runner-up spot in the standings – with a brace of wins to his credit – as Thierry Neuville led the Hyundai charge in third, matching his Toyota rivals for podium finishes but paying the price for an accident in Portugal and a water leak in Finland. Toyota’s Kalle Rovanperä became the youngest winner in WRC history in Estonia at the age of 20, helping the Finn to fourth in the drivers’ table, ahead of Ott Tänak. Despite claiming more stage wins than anybody else, the 2019 world champion’s second season with Hyundai was be- set by reliability issues and retirements, leaving him with just one victory. 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2020 2021
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WRC FACTBOOK 2022 13 HIGHLIGHTS MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP Toyota Gazoo Racing reclaimed the FIA World Rally Championship manufacturers’ crown from arch-rival Hyundai Motorsport in 2021, marking the Japanese giant’s fifth title at the international pinnacle of the sport and lifting it to equal-third on the all-time list. Indeed, from Croatia in April to Estonia 12 weeks later, Toyota held a monopoly on the highest step of the podium, yielding three visits for Ogier and one apiece for Evans and Rovanperä – the latter’s success making him the youngest winner in World Rally Championship history. Sébastien Ogier got Toyota’s bid off to the best possible start by triumphing in the Monte-Carlo curtain-raiser – catapulting the team into an immediate lead that it would not subsequently surrender. While Hyundai kept the pressure on, the combination of Ogier, Elfyn Evans, young gun Kalle Rovanperä and the Yaris WRC ultimately proved too much for any of their adversaries. Maintaining its grip, three of the final four events would also go Toyota’s way – increasing the team’s tally to nine victories out of 12 – with a commanding one-two finish at Monza for drivers’ title duellists Ogier and Evans sealing the deal in style.
STAGE 14 SAFARI RALLY KENYA 2021 SÉBASTIEN OGIER - RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA 2021
Gus Greensmith & Chris Patterson Safari Rally Kenya 2021 WRC FACTBOOK 2022 15 HIGHLIGHTS INTERESTING FACTS STAGE MILEAGE HIGHEST STAGE MILEAGE THROUGH THE YEARS 1973 - SAFARI RALLY 5,300 km 1983 - SAFARI RALLY 5,035 km 1993 - SAFARI RALLY 2,045 km 2003 - RALLYE MONTE-CARLO 415.02 km 2013 - RALLYE MONTE-CARLO 468.42 km 2020 - RALLY MEXICO 324.85 km 2021 - RALLY DE PORTUGAL 337.51 km
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 17 HIGHLIGHTS WRC2 Three wins from seven rounds laid the perfect platform for Andreas Mikkelsen to wrap up the WRC2 title with a round to spare. Victory in the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo was followed by success on the gravel roads of Estonia and Greece. Even though he was not competing at the penultimate round in Spain, the Norwegian could begin his celebrations in Salou’s service park. Mads Østberg playing catch-up throughout the year. Østberg closed on Mikkelsen’s heels when the Skoda Fabia driver crashed in Sardinia. But while Mikkelsen was on top form in Greece, Østberg’s title chances ebbed away when a host of mechanical problems slowed his Citroën C3. Jari Huttunen and Marco Bulacia were tied in third place, with Huttunen claiming the spoils on countback. Mikkelsen got off to a flying start with second place in the frozen forests of Finland’s Arctic Circle to add to his win in the French Alps. It left closest rival and fellow countryman Movisport lifted the teams’ title after a tremendous run of results across the final three rounds reeled in early pacesetter Toksport.
Yohan Rossel & Benoît Fulcrand Rallye Monte-Carlo 2021 WRC FACTBOOK 2022 19 HIGHLIGHTS WRC3 Yohan Rossel was crowned WRC3 champion in a breathtaking finale to a season that could have come from a storybook. Rossel bagged wins in Monte-Carlo, Sardinia and Belgium in his Citroën C3, while Poland’s Kajetan Kajetanowicz was victorious in Croatia, Portugal and Greece at the wheel of a Skoda Fabia. Rossel set the pace initially, only for a determined Kajetanowicz to snatch a slender 1.6sec lead in the penultimate test as the Frenchman fought technical troubles. Rossel threw caution to the wind in the year’s closing special stage around the asphalt and service roads at the legendary Italian race circuit near Milan. His Greek success came after Rossel was excluded for a technical infringement. Rossel’s appeal failed and it meant the destiny of the title went down to a winner-takes-all shootout at Monza’s final round, with the pair tied on points. He regained the lead with a monumental attack and also grabbed maximum bonus points in the Wolf Power Stage to clinch the title by three points after a duel which will live long in the memory.
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Sami Pajari & Marko Salminen Rally Estonia 2021 WRC FACTBOOK 2022 21 HIGHLIGHTS JUNIOR WRC Sami Pajari became the latest driver to lay claim to the accolade ‘Flying Finn’ by winning the FIA Junior WRC at the final round on Spain’s smooth and circuit-like asphalt lanes. Following asphalt encounters in Croatia and Belgium and gravel battles in Portugal and Estonia, remarkably six drivers remained in the title fight mathematically as the series headed to Spain. Realistically, however, there were three contenders. Pajari and Mārtiņš Sesks went into the decider with one win apiece, while Jon Armstrong had two victores to his name. Only 14 points blanketed the trio and with double value points available, everything was still to play for. Armstrong led initially but the tables were turned when the British driver twice went off the road. Sesks also crashed, leaving Pajari to celebrate the title after an untroubled drive in his Ford Fiesta Rally4. At 19 years and 325 days old, Pajari became the youngest and first Finnish driver to take the honours in the championship’s 20-year history. Armstrong finished second in the points table with Sesks in third.
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EKO Acropolis Rally Greece 2021 M-Sport Ford World Rally Team WRC FACTBOOK 2022 23 HIGHLIGHTS WOLF POWER STAGE As the WRC’s Official Lubricant Partner, Wolf Lubricants continued to serve as title partner to the rally-closing Power Stage in 2021, awarding vital bonus points to the fastest five crews in a crowd-pleasing spectacle. For the second consecutive campaign, Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville topped the Wolf Power Stage standings, amassing 35 bonus points across the 12 live-televised finales to consolidate third position in the overall championship table alongside new co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe. The Hyundai i20 duo racked up two maximum scores – in Sardinia and the season finale at Monza – to finish three points clear of team-mates Ott Tänak and Martin Järveo- ja, who won more Wolf Power Stages than anybody else, triumphing in Portugal, Kenya, Estonia and Belgium. Champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia were a further point behind in third for Toyota Gazoo Racing, grabbing the full five-point haul in Monte-Carlo and Croatia. The French pair were the most consistent Wolf Power Stage contenders of the year, securing bonus points 11 times out of 12. Other Wolf Power Stage winners in 2021 were Kalle Rovanperä / Jonne Halttunen at Finland’s Arctic Rally and in Greece, Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin en route to victory in Finland and Dani Sordo / Candido Carrera on home soil in Spain.
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 WRC+ ALL LIVE ALL LIVE WRC+ The pioneering WRC+ All Live is a one-stop location where fans can enjoy every round of the FIA World Rally Championship and the FIA European Rally Championship in full – from the first turn of a wheel to the final podium celebrations. Available via the championships' official WRC.com and FIAERC.com websites, as well as the WRC and ERC app and the Smart TV apps, the series’ own OTT channel broadcasts action-packed coverage live for fans to enjoy on whichever device they choose. And if live isn’t convenient, then everything is available on demand for fans to savour whenever and wherever they want. Every special stage from every round is streamed live, using a captivating mix of stageside coverage, onboard cameras allowing fans to ride with the stars and amazing eye-in-the-sky pictures from the WRC’s very own TV helicopter. 24 SOME OF THE TOP MARKETS WRC+ USA GB FRANCE FINLAND
25 END-OF-STAGE Emotions come to the fore when the drivers are interviewed within seconds of crossing the finish, while expert analysis and reaction from the service park adds insight when the action pauses. ALL STAGES LIVE Never miss any action and watch all stages of every rally live or on demand. LIVE MAPS Featuring real-time GPS tracking, and a full results service, including mid-stage split times, enables fans to chart the progress of their heroes. ONBOARD ACTION A vast archive of onboard footage and a huge library of highlights, historical footage and feature documentaries are available to fill the days between rallies. COMMENTARY Available in four languages - English, Spanish, German and Japanese - while rolling live updates bring the latest news. ITALY SPAIN GERMANY BELGIUM SWEDEN ESTONIA
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WRC FACTBOOK 2022 27 ESPORTS eSPORTS WRC NEXL RISES AGAIN 2021 saw two marquee events in the world of eSports WRC. The first was the pandemic-delayed 2020 eSports WRC Grand Final presented by Toyota Gazoo Racing, with the world’s best players converging on Ypres, Belgium to compete in the season finale which was streamed and viewed by tens of thousands of fans globally. Competing on WRC 9, Lebanese teenager Sami-Joe Abi-Nakhle put the icing on his meteoric rise to the top of the eSports WRC world, beating two-time world champion Lohan ‘Nexl’ Blanc across the three stages that formed the final. For his efforts, the then 15-year old was handed the keys to a Toyota GR Yaris. By finishing second, Blanc took home a simulator provided by WRC’s eSports partners: Fanatec, Playseat and BenQ/Mobiuz, while a TW Steel watch was awarded to the third-placed Dylan Noel. Turning attention to the 2021 season, it was one-way traffic for Abi-Nakhle during the regular season. The teen sensation incredibly won 11 of the 12 rounds, arriving in Greece for the season conclusion at the Athens Olympics Velodrome as hot favourite. However, Abi-Nakhle would not be able to repeat his feats of the 2020 final. Blanc overturned the 2021 result to regain his world title and become eSport WRC’s first three-time world champion, earning himself a Toyota GR Yaris for his efforts. Abi-Nakhle finished second to claim a simulator provided by WRC’s eSports partners, while Noel took out third spot and a TW Steel watch for a second consecutive year.
1 RALLY1 Introduced in rallying. The fastest cars in 2022. For new and safer hybrid-powered machines, the successors to World Rally Cars at the top tier. Cars competing are Ford Puma, Hyundai i20 N and Toyota GR Yaris. 2 3 4 5 RALLY2 Previously known as R5. Eligible for the championship’s WRC2 support category. Four-wheel drive machinery including Citroën C3, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i20 N, Skoda Fabia Evo, Volkswagen Polo GTI. RALLY3 Newest level on the pyramid. Entry level for four-wheel drive and designed to bridge the gap between Rally2 and the two-wheel drive Rally4. Ford Fiesta is currently the only car eligible, with more to come. Forms the basis of WRC3 and the FIA Junior WRC championships. RALLY4 The best of two-wheel drive and the home for what were previously termed R2 cars. Category includes Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa and Peugeot 208. RALLY5 Ideal entry level platform based on simplicity and value-for-money cars. Few components require FIA homologation. Features Citroën DS 3, Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio. HYB 28
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 NEW ERA 29 NEW ERA HYBRID DAWN The FIA World Rally Championship blasts into an exciting new era in 2022, with the arrival of the environmentally-friendly Hybrid Rally1 cars. The past quarter-of-a-century has been the preserve of the phenomenally successful World Rally Car formula, but this season heralds a step change as the introduction of the innovative Rally1 hybrid system marks one of the biggest technical advances in WRC history. Following extensive collaboration between the FIA and competing manufacturers Hyundai, M-Sport (Ford) and Toyota, the Rally1 concept was born, mating a 100kW (134bhp) electric motor to the same 380bhp, 1.6-litre turbocharged combustion engine that has powered the World Championship’s top-tier cars since 2017. Incorporating three drive modes, the WRC’s cutting-edge hybrid unit allows a blend of electric-only driving on urban liaison sections with a power boost on special stages. This enables competitors to unleash more than 500bhp at times on devilishly difficult roads all around the globe, while simultaneously reducing harmful emissions. Every time the driver brakes or coasts, the hybrid system recuperates energy normally lost and recharges the battery pack, which can also be replenished by a plug-in power supply in the service park. To charge from 20 to 80 per cent takes around 20 minutes. The Compact Dynamics-produced high-performance hybrid system weighs 84kg, with the 3.9kWh battery pack supplied by Austrian specialist firm Kreisel Electric. In Full Electric Mode, Rally1 cars have up to 10km of electric range, with power restricted to 50 per cent to extend battery life.
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WRC FACTBOOK 2022 50TH CELEBRATIONS 31 50TH SEASON While it focuses on the future with the new hybrid era, the FIA World Rally Championship marks another key milestone in 2022 – its 50th consecutive campaign of competition – which offers the opportunity to similarly celebrate the story so far. but short-lived, making way for Group A in 1987 where Lancia adapted fastest to the new regulations to sew up six successive manufacturers’ championships and drivers’ honours for Juha Kankkunen and Miki Biasion. Launched in 1973, the inaugural WRC season began – as it does now – in Monte-Carlo, with Jean-Claude Andruet claiming a popular ‘home’ victory in an Alpine-Renault top three lockout. The French sportscar maker went on to clinch the very first WRC manufacturers’ crown before Lancia stole the ascendancy with its Ferrari-powered Stratos HF. No drivers’ world championship title was awarded until 1979, when Björn Waldegård lifted the laurels behind the wheel of a Ford Escort RS1800. Toyota and Subaru also enjoyed Group A success – most notably with WRC legends Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae – before Tommi Mäkinen kick-started the World Rally Car era in 1997 by charging to three straight drivers’ crowns. From 2004 to 2021, the championship was controlled by a brace of Sébastiens – Messrs. Loeb and Ogier tallying 17 titles between them – and as the WRC transitions to hybrid technology in 2022, it continues to go from strength-to-strength. The 1980s saw the advent of the iconic, ultra-powerful Group B cars, as the Audi Quattro, Peugeot 205 and Lancia Delta took centre stage. This period proved to be spectacular
1 2 3 32 MONTE-CARLO 20 JAN - 23 JAN SWEDEN 24 FEB - 27 FEB CROATIA 21 APR - 24 APR 4 5 6 PORTUGAL 19 MAY - 22 MAY ITALY 02 JUN - 05 JUN KENYA 23 JUN - 26 JUN
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 CALENDAR 33 WELCOMING BACK OLD FRIENDS The expanded 2022 WRC calendar features 13 rounds spread across four continents, as WRC Promoter accelerates its push towards a 50/50 split between European and long-haul events. In a landmark season for the series, the mouth-watering schedule blends classic fixtures with newer additions. The action blasts off with the fiendishly difficult Rallye Monte-Carlo – based solely in Monaco for the first time since 2006 – before moving to the spectacular snow and ice of Rally Sweden, the WRC’s only pure winter contest, which also has a new home in the east coast city of Umeå. Croatia’s asphalt roads mark the next challenge, prior to a trio of gruelling gravel-based encounters in Portugal, Sardinia and Kenya – the legendary Safari Rally building upon its successful return to the championship in 2021. The blisteringly fast stages of Estonia and Finland mark the midway point of the season, before Ypres welcomes the WRC back to Belgium for a second consecutive year. Greece’s popular Acropolis Rally – another championship stalwart – follows, with New Zealand’s flowing North Island gravel roads rejoining the fray for the first time since 2009. Spain and Japan – the latter similarly returning after an absence of more than a decade – complete the geographically diverse calendar, setting the scene for a captivating campaign. 7 8 9 ESTONIA 14 JUL - 17 JUL FINLAND 04 AUG - 07 AUG BELGIUM 18 AUG - 21 AUG 10 11 12 13 GREECE 08 SEP - 11 SEP NEW ZEALAND 29 SEP - 02 OCT SPAIN 20 OCT - 23 OCT JAPAN 10 NOV - 13 NOV
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New hybrid cars launch Hangar-7 (Austria 2022) WRC FACTBOOK 2022 SEASON 2022 35 SEASON 2022 HYBRIDS IN HANGAR-7 A star-studded driver line-up and the FIA World Rally Championship’s pioneering new hybrid cars delivered a high-voltage introduction to the 2022 campaign in Austria. Adrien Fourmaux, Thierry Neuville, Kalle Rovanperä and Ott Tänak, the wraps came off the stunning contenders that will compete across 13 rounds on four continents in 2022. In the championship’s 50th season, the WRC is undergoing major environmental changes, as plug-in hybrid-powered cars built around an upgraded safety cell chassis, fully fossil-free fuel and sustainable energy supplies drive the series towards a greener future. The championship’s groundbreaking new generation of Rally1 machinery from its three competing manufacturers – Toyota Gazoo Racing, Hyundai Motorsport and M-Sport Ford – gathered for the first time for a live TV launch in Salzburg’s landmark Hangar-7, five days ahead of the Rallye Monte-Carlo curtain-raiser. In the presence of FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem and top-tier drivers including Craig Breen, Elfyn Evans, “The launch of the Rally1 era is a very proud and significant moment for the FIA and the entire rally family, and I would like to congratulate WRC Promoter for delivering a great show at the start of the championship’s 50th season,” commented President Ben Sulayem, a former WRC competitor himself. “Beside the hybrid technology adding a new dynamic layer of performance combined with safety improvements, Rally1 cars will use fossil-free fuel and work is also ongoing to achieve greater sustainability in the organisation of each round of the series. I look forward to an exciting season!”
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS MONTE-CARLO MONACO Service Park MONACO HOME Oldest event in the WRC returns to a Monaco base for its 90th edition Surface MIXED QUARTET Sébastien Ogier has won Rallye Monte-Carlo with four different manufacturers Date 20-23 JAN UNPREDICTABLE Changeable conditions in the French Alps add to the challenge 36 MONTE-CARLO SWEDEN CROATIA PORTUGAL ITALY KENYA 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS 37 SWEDEN UMEÅ Service Park UMEÅ RETURN Surface SNOW / ICE Date 24-27 FEB CHANGE GRIP WRC’s only pure winter fixture is back after cancellation in 2021 due Event moves north to the Väster- botten region for the first time Pirelli’s Sottozero winter tyres are fitted with 384 tungsten-tipped to Covid-19 studs ESTONIA FINLAND BELGIUM GREECE NEW ZEALAND SPAIN JAPAN 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS CROATIA ZAGREB Service Park ZAGREB Surface ASPHALT Date 21-24 APR CAPITAL SCENIC DEBUT Service park lies close to the giant Sava river in Croatia’s vibrant largest city Stages by the stunning Adriatic coast introduced for 2022 Huge plaudits on first WRC appearance in 2021 38 MONTE-CARLO SWEDEN CROATIA PORTUGAL ITALY KENYA 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS 39 PORTUGAL PORTO E NORTE Service Park MATOSINHOS Surface GRAVEL Date 19-22 MAY PREMIÈRE ICONIC ANNIVERSARY Debut appearance on dirt roads for new-era hybrid-powered Rally1 Spectacular Fafe jump provides thrilling finale to Wolf Power Stage WRC’s 50th birthday celebrated with programme of events cars ESTONIA FINLAND BELGIUM GREECE NEW ZEALAND SPAIN JAPAN 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS ITALY SARDINIA Service Park ALGHERO Surface GRAVEL Date 2-5 JUN SIZZLING SWITCH NEW Scorching heat piles pressure on West coast town of Alghero Fresh Thursday night speed test in competitors returns as rally base Olbia suburbs kicks off event 40 MONTE-CARLO SWEDEN CROATIA PORTUGAL ITALY KENYA 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS 41 KENYA NAIROBI Service Park NAIVASHA Surface GRAVEL Date 23-26 JUN JEWEL SCENIC WILDLIFE Safari Rally returned to the WRC last year for the first time since Natural and unspoiled wilderness of the Great Rift Valley is Leopards, lions, giraffes and wildebeest are at home in the 2002 breathtaking rally area ESTONIA FINLAND BELGIUM GREECE NEW ZEALAND SPAIN JAPAN 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS ESTONIA TARTU Service Park TARTU Surface GRAVEL Date 14-17 JUL ATTRACTION HERO FINALE The biggest motorsport event in the Baltic countries 2019 world champion Ott Tänak is idolised by home fans A new Wolf Power Stage will provide a frantic bonus points-paying finish 42 MONTE-CARLO SWEDEN CROATIA PORTUGAL ITALY KENYA 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS 43 FINLAND JYVÄSKYLÄ Service Park JYVÄSKYLÄ Surface GRAVEL SUMMER COURAGE Date 4-7 AUG HIGH-FLYING After a year in autumn, the rally returns to its traditional August date Average speeds exceeding 125kph Characterised by stomach-churning reward bravery jumps that launch cars high into the air ESTONIA FINLAND BELGIUM GREECE NEW ZEALAND SPAIN JAPAN 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS BELGIUM YPRES Service Park YPRES Surface ASPHALT Date 18-21 AUG RETURN HAZARDS BEAUTIFUL Second appearance after becoming the 35th nation to host a WRC round in 2021 No margin for error as ditches and telegraph poles line the farm lanes Ypres’ picturesque city centre Grote Markt hosts an atmospheric service park 44 MONTE-CARLO SWEDEN CROATIA PORTUGAL ITALY KENYA 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS 45 GREECE LAMIA Service Park LAMIA Surface GRAVEL Date 8-11 SEP COMEBACK HISTORIC LEGEND Classic fixture rejoined WRC last year for the first time since 2013 Athens’ famous Acropolis traditionally hosts the start ceremony Colin McRae tops the roll of honour with five victories ESTONIA FINLAND BELGIUM GREECE NEW ZEALAND SPAIN JAPAN 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND Service Park AUCKLAND Surface GRAVEL Date 29 SEP-2 OCT MEMORY CHALLENGE PICTURESQUE WRC’s previous visit to the Land of the Long White Cloud was in 2012 Smooth and cambered gravel roads regarded among the best in Coastal scenery provides amazing backdrop to fierce competition the world 46 MONTE-CARLO SWEDEN CROATIA PORTUGAL ITALY KENYA 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS 47 SPAIN CATALUNYA Service Park SALOU SWITCH Surface ASPHALT Date 20-23 OCT FUN CIRCUIT Returned to asphalt-only format in 2021 PortAventura World’s rollercoasters provide unique backdrop to Salou Fast and smooth sealed-surface roads likened to driving on a service park race track ESTONIA FINLAND BELGIUM GREECE NEW ZEALAND SPAIN JAPAN 2022
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 EVENTS JAPAN AICHI / GIFU Service Park Surface TOYOTA CITY ASPHALT Date 10-13 NOV LOCATION SURFACE COMEBACK Japan’s main island of Honshu hosts championship finale Asphalt roads of Aichi and Gifu regions were never previously Rally marks WRC’s return to the Far East for the first time since driven in WRC 2010 48 MONTE-CARLO SWEDEN CROATIA PORTUGAL ITALY KENYA 2022
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GLOBAL GLOBAL DIFFERENT DIFFERENT SURFACES SURFACES EXCEPTIONAL EXCEPTIONAL HOSPITALITY HOSPITALITY Rallies on five continents Rallies on six continents in 15 key in 15 key markets. TV coverage markets. TV coverage in more than in more than 150 countries. 150 countries. WRC is the only motorsport series WRC is the only motorsport series And money-can’t-buy experience. And money-can’t-buy experiences. taking place on asphalt, ice, snow and taking place on asphalt, ice, snow and gravel. It offers championship partners gravel. It offers championship partners a platform to showcase the quality a platform to showcase the quality of of their products or services under their products or services under varying and extreme conditions. varying and extreme conditions. 50
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 BENEFITS OF BEING A WRC PARTNER 51 BENEFITS OF BEING A WRC PARTNER ALL YEAR ROUND TOURIST DESTINATIONS CONTACTS Regular brand presence from January till November. Exceptional images of tourist destinations, advertising in global TV programmes, editorial integration, plus direct turnover in cities and regions from the visiting WRC via fans. 4.1 million spectator contacts onsite each year, including more than 500,000 fans in the service parks.
SINGLE MOST AUDIENCE > 74 MILLION + WAS REACHED BY JAPANESE TV ASAHI IN 2021 WRC FACTBOOK 2022 53 WRC TV WRC TV TOP MEDIA MARKETS SPAIN FRANCE FINLAND JAPAN BELGIUM SWEDEN POLAND CROATIA GREECE USA NEW BROADCASTING PARTNERS LIVE > > > 13 X 90 MINUTES LIVE WOLF POWER STAGE PER SEASON 40 x 60 MINUTES LIVE TV STAGES PER SEASON APPROX. 20 x 60 MINUTES LIVE FROM FURTHER SPECTACULAR STAGES > ALL LIVE PROGRAMME (´WRC ALL LIVE´) WITH AROUND 300 HOURS OF LIVE CONTENT AND ACTION DURING THE WHOLE SEASON FEATURING EVERY SINGLE STAGE
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WRC FACTBOOK 2022 55 WRC DIGITAL WRC DIGITAL CHANNELS The WRC’s social media presence continued to flourish in 2021, benefiting from a return to iconic rallies like Kenya and the inclusion of new rallies in the championship, such as Croatia and Ypres. A rethink to WRC’s approach to social media in 2020 due to the global pandemic sowed the seeds for what unfolded across the championship’s channels in 2021 with an uptake in branded content and stronger collaborations with the WRC community to align in achieving common goals. This was highlighted by the ‘25 Stories’ campaign which relived the greatest moments of the 25 years of the World Rally Car era, whilst also unveiling a number of previously untold stories. The campaign climaxed in fans voting the Subaru Impreza WRC as the greatest-ever World Rally Car. It also provided the perfect entrée for WRC’s 50th season in 2022, during which fans will now get to vote for the greatest car in the history of the championship. YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS 750K FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS 2.9M INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS 1.8M SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY FOLLOWERS 6.1M POSTS 15K+ ONLINE IMPRESSIONS 1.2B+ TWITTER FOLLOWERS 376K TIKTOK FOLLOWERS 268K VIDEO VIEWS 276M+
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 MEDIA ROOM REGISTERED PUBLICATIONS 1,750 56
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 57 MEDIA ROOM MEDIA ROOM Journalists worldwide cover WRC, both at rallies and off-event, to provide fans with the latest news and the championship media service offers a full range of assets to assist them. OFFICIAL FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP MEDIA ROOM AT WWW.WRC.COM/MEDIAROOM • WORDS, IMAGES, VIDEOS AVAILABLE FOR REGISTERED MEDIA TO DOWNLOAD • SEARCH FACILITY TO PINPOINT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS • EASY REGISTRATION ONLINE • PUSH–PULL CONTENT SERVICE OFFERED • FACILITY USED BY REUTERS, MAIL ONLINE, FOX SPORTS, L’EQUIPE, BILD AND TVNZ IMAGES, WORDS AND VIDEOS AVAILABLE
WRC FACTBOOK 2020 FANS LOYAL FANS 47% consider themselves to be early technology adopters 67% have followed WRC for more than 10 years 80% of WRC fans want to work at a company involved in WRC compared to one which is not AGE GROUP SPLIT (%) 19 16-24 24 35-44 09 55-64 58 29 25-34 15 45-54 04 65+ GENDER SPLIT (%) Male 69% HOUSEHOLD INCOME (%) Low income Lower-middle income Middle income Upper-middle income High income Female 31% 7% 14% 41% 21% 3% 0% 100% SPECTATOR ATTENDANCE IN 2019 4 MILLION CUMULATED DIGITAL FOLLOWERS 11 MILLION+
WRC FACTBOOK 2020 FANS 59 WRC FANS 72% will choose a WRC sponsors’ product over rival brands 70% of WRC fans find WRC an authentic platform for a partner to showcase their products 63% are more likely to buy a product if it´s from a brand that supports the WRC 55 EUR average spend per fan in merchandising per rally event
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 PARTNERS 61 TW STEEL twsteel.com @twsteel @twsteel @twsteel Dutch by design, big in attitude and peerless in class. We are unashamed to be different and make no apologies for resisting the norm. Steel has run through the very architecture of our design, creating form and function with Swiss quality standard. We are no strangers to speed, adrenaline and brutal terrain. From our Dakar adventures to the performances of our legendary ambassador Petter Solberg, the world of rallying always gets our heart pumping. As such, we take great pride in timekeeping WRC’s epic battle of man and machine against the clock. Our special WRC watches reflect this pride and passion. Powered by high-performance movements and high-end specs, they embrace the strength and precision needed to succeed. Full throttle! OFFICIAL SUPPLIER
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 PARTNERS ASAHI KASEI The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified manufacturer centered on chemistry, founded in 1922 with the purpose of “improving people’s standard of living by supplying an abundance of the highest-quality daily necessities throughout the fields of mobility, housing, medical, energy and more.” “Creating for Tomorrow” The commitment of the Asahi Kasei Group: To do all that we can in every era to help the people of the world make the most of life and attain fulfillment in living. Since our founding, we have always been deeply committed to contributing to the development of society, boldly anticipating the emergence of new needs. This is what we mean by “Creating for Tomorrow.” asahi-kasei-mobility.com @Asahi-KaseiEU @AsahiKaseiOfficial asahi-kasei-automotive 62 OFFICIAL PARTNER
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 PARTNERS 63 WOLF wolflubes.com @wolflubes_official @wolflubes @wolflubes Wolf lubricants quite literally bring engines to life, delivering the highest levels of quality and performance, with products that set new standards of reliability and protection. We believe precision drives perfection. With the exponential speed at which new and cleaner engine technologies are being developed, Wolf continues to be at the forefront of these innovations with cutting-edge lubricant products and additive technologies that meet the most stringent quality standards. OFFICIAL PARTNER
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 PARTNERS FORUM8 FORUM8 is the leading Japanese producer of state-of-the-art 3D simulation software, including virtual reality driving. It was established in Tokyo in 1987 and has offices and partners on every continent. It has provided software and technology services for civil engineering and construction projects. With the development of virtual reality, its products have been used in transportation and automotive research, planning rail, road and pedestrian-based events and emergency training. forum8.com @FORUM8_World @FORUM8International @Forum8Demonstration FORUM8 International 64 OFFICIAL PARTNER
WRC FACTBOOK 2020 65 SUPPLIERS P1 P1 Fuels is a global specialist in the formulation, production, and delivery of advanced fossil-free performance fuels for racing teams, the automotive industry, original equipment manufacturers, small fleets and fuel stations. We believe in a future where sustainable mobility and sheer driving pleasure coincide. Our aim is to offer carbon-neutral fuels that win races today and enable climate friendly mobility for everyone tomorrow. P1’s mission is to push the boundaries of synthetic fuels to make the climate-neutral combustion engine a reality. We are proud to be approved as the exclusive fuel supplier for FIA World Rally Championship from 2022. OFFICIAL SUPPLIER INNOVATION 1ST DR1VA is the official merchandiser for licensed WRC products. DR1VA has designed and developed a brand-new range of attractive WRC merchandise, marking a step change in the quality of products available to fans, teams and partners. The shop.wrc.com webstore has been redesigned and the merchandise range will be continuously changed throughout the season as we react to rally events and customer demand. DR1VA will use its rich experience in motorsport to operate retail outlets at the majority of events throughout the calendar. shop.WRC.com OFFICIAL SUPPLIER
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 SUPPLIERS ATLANTIS Atlantis Headwear is a brand of the Italian company Master Italia S.p.A. specialised in designing and manufacturing high-quality headwear, and official headwear supplier of the FIA WRC since 2019. We help brands to tell their story through the creation of sustainable branded hats and beanies, hoping to generate a growing demand for products made from recycled/organic sources and trying to raise awareness in the supply chain towards an eco-conscious choice. OFFICIAL SUPPLIER ESC atlantisheadwear.com European Sport Communication (ESC) is the official hospitality partner of the WRC. Founded in 1999 by Bernard Occelli (WRC world champion 1994), European Sport Communication, thanks to its strong bonds and relationships, has been offering since then high-quality tailor-made rally programmes to the guests of the manufacturers, partners, and sponsors of the WRC. Throughout these years, guests have been enjoying the full rally adventure and learning and discovering the behind-the-scenes of this unique sport by benefiting from an all-inclusive package, a VIP experience, top hospitality facilities, and entertainment. 66 OFFICIAL SUPPLIER european-sport.net
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 67 SUPPLIERS PROGRADE ProGrade Digital develops and markets removable storage, workflow readers and software trusted by imaging professionals around the world. Engineered to render maximum performance in high-end cinema cameras, DSLRs, mirrorless, drones and action cameras. ProGrade cards expand the creative visions of cinema and photography professionals around the world. progradedigital.com OFFICIAL SUPPLIER TATA COMMUNICATIONS Tata Communications is a leading global digital ecosystem enabler supporting organizations across sports, media, and entertainment. Driving innovation and delivering business agility for sport federations, broadcasters, and OTT platforms for over a decade, it has partnerships in motorsport, golf, cricket, among other sports include several industry-leading achievements. Playing a central role within the World Rally Championship, but also with MotoGP™ and DP World Tour, the company harnesses its strong expertise in media services to enable sporting organisations to expand to new markets and enable fans to engage with their heroes in new ways. tatacommunications.com OFFICIAL SUPPLIER
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 E SPORTS PARTNERS eSPORTS PARTNERS FANATEC CSL DD WHEEL BASE CSL ELITE STEERING WHEEL WRC FANATEC CSL ELITE PEDALS CLUBSPORT SHIFTER SQ V1.5 CLUBSPORT HANDBRAKE V1.5 FANATEC THE NEW STANDARD Fanatec is the leading brand for dedicated sim racing hardware such as force feedback steering wheels, pedals, and complete cockpits for PlayStation, Xbox and PC-based racing simulators. All products are engineered in Germany and built to the highest standard. As the official supplier and partner of eSports WRC, Fanatec delivers the tools to become faster on both virtual and real rally stages. Experience the thrills of rally driving by using Fanatec professional simulation hardware to get as close as possible to reality. fanatec.com THE ULTIMATE ACCESSORIES FOR RALLY 68 68
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 E SPORT PARTNERS 69 FLEXIT Approved Selection by Flex IT exists to grant access to the best circular IT-hardware available. With impactful cost-savings and environmental benefits, circular IT is a great choice. But not all refurbished products are of equal quality. This is where Approved Selection helps you make a sensible choice. Approved Selection by Flex IT offers circular variants for exclusively premium brands. Buying Approved Selection means choosing for the highest quality circular IT products on the market. Thoroughly tested to ensure it meets the strict demands required to receive the Approved Selection by Flex IT seal. flexitdistribution.com PLAYSEAT Playseat is the number one in racing and gaming simulation! Playseat has grown from a brand name to the name of an entire product group; when you hear people talk about racing chairs, you'll probably hear them talking about "playseats". Playseat started as a manufacturer of racing chairs, but has embraced flight simulation and all-round gaming as well. Nowadays, Playseat has an impressive assortment in both size and diversity. With a big variety in racing, flight, gaming and office chairs, Playseat has the right seat for everyone! Playseat wants to be available for all consumers worldwide and give them what they want: the perfect racing and gaming experience! playseat.com
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 73 CREWS WRC HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WORLD RALLY TEAM CAR: PRINCIPAL: BASED: ESTABLISHED: INSTAGRAM: HYUNDAI i20 N RALLY1 SCOTT NOH GERMANY 2012 @HMSGOFFICIAL motorsport.hyundai.com OTT TÄNAK MARTIN JÄRVEOJA AGE 34 & 34 ESTONIA FOLLOW: @OTTTANAK @MARTINJARVEOJA DANI SORDO CANDIDO CARRERA AGE 38 & 42 SPAIN FOLLOW: @DANISORDORALLYE @CANDIDOCARRERAESTEVEZ THIERRY NEUVILLE MARTIJN WYDAEGHE AGE 33 & 29 BELGIUM FOLLOW: @THIERRYNEUVILLE @MWCODRIVER OLIVER SOLBERG ELLIOTT EDMONDSON AGE 20 & 27 SWEDEN & GREAT BRITAIN FOLLOW: @OLIVERSOLBERG01 @ELLIOTT_EDMONDSON
Overview: Contenders 2022 M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM CAR: PRINCIPAL: BASED: ESTABLISHED: INSTAGRAM: m-sport.co.uk FORD PUMA RALLY1 RICHARD MILLENER GREAT BRITAIN 2006 @MSPORTLTD GUS GREENSMITH JONAS ANDERSSON AGE 25 & 45 GREAT BRITAIN & SWEDEN FOLLOW: @GUSGREENSMITH @SWERALLY ADRIEN FOURMAUX ALEXANDRE CORIA AGE 26 & 29 FRANCE FOLLOW: @ADRIENFOURMAUX @_ALEXCORIA_ 74 WRC CRAIG BREEN PAUL NAGLE AGE 32 & 43 IRELAND FOLLOW: @CRAIGBREEN__ @PAULNAGLE1 PIERRE-LOUIS LOUBET VINCENT LANDAIS AGE 25 & 30 FRANCE FOLLOW: @PIERRELOUISLOUBET @VINZZLANDAIS SABASTIAN LOEB ISABELLE GALMICHE AGE 48 & 50 FRANCE FOLLOW: @SEBLOEBOFFICIEL
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 75 CREWS WRC SÉBASTIEN OGIER BENJAMIN VEILLAS AGE 38 & 39 FRANCE FOLLOW: @SEBOGIER @BENJAMINVEILLAS ELFYN EVANS SCOTT MARTIN AGE 33 & 40 GREAT BRITAIN FOLLOW: @ELFYNEVANS @SCOTTYMARTIN__ TAKAMOTO KATSUTA AARON JOHNSTON AGE 29 & 27 JAPAN & IRELAND FOLLOW: @TAKAMOTOKATSUTA @AARONJOHNSTON_2 TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WORLD RALLY TEAM CAR: PRINCIPAL: BASED: ESTABLISHED: INSTAGRAM: TOYOTA GR YARIS RALLY1 JARI-MATTI LATVALA FINLAND 2016 @TGR_WRC toyotagazooracing.com ESAPEKKA LAPPI JANNE FERM AGE 31 & 41 FINLAND FOLLOW: @ESAPEKKALAPPIOFFICIAL @JANNE.FERM KALLE ROVANPERÄ JONNE HALTTUNEN AGE 21 & 36 FINLAND FOLLOW: @KALLEROVANPERA @JONNEHALTTUNEN
Overview: Contenders 2022 WRC2 HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT N CAR: PRINCIPAL: BASED: ESTABLISHED: INSTAGRAM: HYUNDAI i20 N RALLY2 ANDREA CISOTTI GERMANY 2012 @HMSGOFFICIAL motorsport.hyundai.com TEEMU SUNINEN MIKKO MARKKULA AGE 28 & 41 FINLAND FOLLOW: @SUNINENWRC FABRIZIO ZALDIVAR CARLOS DEL BARRIO AGE 21 & 53 PARAGUAY & SPAIN FOLLOW: @FAUZALDIVAR @CARLOSDELBARRIO37 WRC2 76
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 77 CREWS WRC2 M-SPORT FORD WRT CAR: PRINCIPAL: BASED: ESTABLISHED: INSTAGRAM: m-sport.co.uk FORD FIESTA RALLY2 RICHARD MILLENER GREAT BRITAIN 2006 @MSPORTLTD MATTIAS ADIELSSON DAVID ARHUSIANDER AGE 30 & 30 SWEDEN FOLLOW: @MATTIASADIELSSON JARI HUTTUNEN MIKKO LUKKA AGE 28 & 47 FINLAND FOLLOW: @JARIHUTTUNENOFFICIAL
Overview: Contenders 2022 WRC2 YACCO ACCR TEAM CAR: FORD FIESTA RALLY2 & VOLKSWAGEN POLO GTI R5 ERIK CAIS PETR TĚŠÍNSKÝ AGE 22 & 35 CZECH REPUBLIC FOLLOW: @ERIKCAISRALLY @PETRTESINSKY PIERRE RAGUES JULIEN PRESENTI AGE 38 & 38 FRANCE WRC2 78
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 79 CREWS WRC2 SAINTÉLOC JUNIOR TEAM CAR: PRINCIPAL: BASED: ESTABLISHED: CITROEN C3 RALLY2 VINCENT DUCHER FRANCE 2004 sainteloc.com ERIC CAMILLI YANNICK ROCHE AGE 35 & - FRANCE FOLLOW: @ERICCAMILLI @YANNICK_ROCHE SEAN JOHNSTON ALEX KIHURANI AGE 31 & 35 USA FOLLOW: @SEANJRALLY @ALEXKIHURANI
Overview: Contenders 2022 ALM MOTORSPORT CAR: BASED: INSTAGRAM: VOLKSWAGEN POLO GTI R5 ESTONIA @ALM_MOTORSPORT_ OFFICIAL PH SPORT CAR: PRINCIPAL: BASED: ESTABLISHED: INSTAGRAM: CITROEN C3 BERNARD PIALLAT FRANCE 1990 @PH__SPORT 80 WRC2 GEORG LINNAMÄE JAMES MORGAN AGE 23 & 31 ESTONIA & GREAT BRITAIN FOLLOW: @GEORGLINNAMAE @JMRALLYING YOHAN ROSSEL BENJAMIN BOULLOUD AGE 27 & 38 FRANCE FOLLOW: @YOHANROSSEL
Overview: Contenders 2021 WRC FACTBOOK 2022 81 CREWS WRC2 TOKSPORT WRT CAR: BASED: ESTABLISHED: INSTAGRAM: SKODA FABIA RALLY2 EVO GERMANY 2002 @TOKSPORTWRT toksport.com ANDREAS MIKKELSEN TORSTEIN ERIKSEN AGE 32 & 31 NORWAY FOLLOW: @AMIKKELSENRALLY @TORSTEINERIKSEN EMIL LINDHOLM REETA HÄMÄLÄINEN AGE 25 & 33 FINLAND FOLLOW: @EMILLINDHOLM__ @RALLYREETA MARCO BULACIA MARCELO DEROHANNESIAN AGE 21 & 35 BOLIVIA & ARGENTINA FOLLOW: @MARQUITOBULACIA @MARCELO.DER NIKOLAY GRYAZIN KONSTANTIN ALEKSANDROV AGE 24 & 35 ANA FOLLOW: @NIKOLAY_GRYAZIN
Overview: Contenders 2022 JUNIOR WRC CAR: INSTAGRAM: FORD FIESTA RALLY3 @FIAJUNIORWRC JON ARMSTRONG BRIAN HOY AGE 27 & 31 GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND FOLLOW: @JONARMSTRONGRALLY LAURI JOONA MIKAEL KORHONEN AGE 25 & 37 FINLAND FOLLOW: @LAURIJOONAOFFICIAL WILLIAM CREIGHTON LIAM REGAN AGE 24 & 34 IRELAND FOLLOW: @WILLIAM_CREIGHTON1 MCRAE KIMATHI MWANGI KIONI AGE 27 & 42 KENYA FOLLOW: @MCRAE_KIMATHI 82
WRC FACTBOOK 2022 83 CREWS JUNIOR SAMI PAJARI ENNI MÄLKÖNEN AGE 20 & 32 FINLAND FOLLOW: @SAMIPAJARIOFFICIAL @ENNIMALKONEN ROBERT VIRVES ALEKS LESK AGE 21 & 23 ESTONIA FOLLOW: @ROBERTVIRVES
91 CONTACT WRC Promoter GmbH is a joint company of Red Bull Media House and the KW25 Beteiligungs GmbH. The WRC Promoter is responsible for all commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship, including broadcast formats, TV production and the marketing of global media and sponsorship rights. The promoter also has responsibility to increase the field of participants and to propose the venues that form the FIA WRC calendar. WRC Promoter GmbH Hermann-Weinhauser-Straße 73 81673 Munich - Germany Phone: +49 (0) 89 212 669 910 Email: email@example.com Web: wrc.com Photography: Red Bull Contentpool, @world, McKlein Design: 0to9 Values-Driven Creativity - Rotterdam, The Netherlands | 0to9.nl